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    Twelfth Night

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    Twelfth Night “Twelfth Night is a comedy of light and shade. Its characters are not unreservedly happy and the events are not unreservedly humorous.” Discuss. As a comedy, Twelfth Night is obviously intending to not only entertain its audience but also point out problems in society. It is imperative to entire merit of the play not to be realistic but to allow for empathy. Therefor to have a comedy of complete lightheartedness there would be no balance and hence no avenue for audience interaction

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    Twelfth Night

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    In Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night or What you Will, the characters are involved in a plot complete with trickery, disguise, and love. Each character is defined not by his or her gender or true identity, but by the role they are forced to take because of the complicated situation that arises. Unlike their gender, the speech the characters give an insight to their true personalities. In the Twelfth Night, the character Duke Orsino uses flowery and over-dramatic language, long poetic sentence

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    quickly became one of the most popular playwrights in the city of London, and a favourite of the monarch, the powerful Queen Elizabeth I. Shakespeare wrote thirty-eight plays. "Twelfth Night" was written near the middle of Shakespeare' career, around 1601, and most critics consider it as one of his greatest comedies. "Twelfth Night" is about illusion, deception, disguises, madness and the consequences of love. In the final scene of the play, all the confusion and complexities that have occurred are resolved

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    In the play Twelfth Night, the main theme that drives the plot is delusion. Many characters in this play experience a form of self-delusion, and this allows them to be fooled by others. As Lydia Forbes states, “...those who know themselves have an advantage over those who do not” (476). As Elias Schwartz describes it, “Everyone in the play is to some degree foolish, and everyone is to some degree fooled” (510). Self-delusion from the main characters is dominant throughout this play, and these characters

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    Viola In Twelfth Night

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    Eunice is not in Twelfth Night. Kia and Yvonne are not in Twelfth Night. Sebastian and Viola’s parents are not in Twelfth night. Neither is Principal Gold or the coach for the soccer team. Malvolio is in She’s the Man but is a spider. The character of Malvolio is compared to Malcolm. In She’s the Man the Shipwreck does not

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    Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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    plague?” (1.5.48). Love can be many things; confusing, happy, and painful. Love isn't always straightforward; lust and love are usually mixed up. Its not always full of joy, it can hurt when love isn't returned like in William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, he expresses that love can be painful because the characters in the play feel as if love is a curse put upon them. He does this through the use of imagery with the ocean being a metaphor of life, symbolism with the clothes and changing in gender

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    Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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    In the play Twelfth Night Viola’s disguise is a prime example of Feste’s line in the play “nothing that/ is so is so” (4.1.6-7). Everything is not as it seems, this is shown through Viola’s disguise as “Cesario” which causes issues of mistaken identities throughout the play. Viola’s disguise becomes a problem for the Duke, Orsino because he actually trusts her, and believes that she is truly a man. Another character who is affected by Viola’s disguise is Malvolio. Malvolio is used as the messenger

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    Twelfth Night Symbolism

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    The following paper discusses the general themes and symbolism in the play- “Twelfth Night, Or What You Will”. I have tried to analyze the above topics to make the reader understand why these themes are important to note and how they add to the play. These themes are important to understand as they bring out the real meaning of the play. Twelfth night is a comedy by genre, but it also reveals a lot of messages that Shakespeare wants to give to his audience through his plays. I think it is important

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    The play Twelfth Night is set in a Elizabethan country household in a place called Illyria. Illyria is a fictional place. Although the setting felt familiar to the audience, the name Illyria gave it a feeling of escape from reality, something that was important because everyday life could be tough in those days. The people needed an escape from reality sometimes. In this play we meet the upper class, as well as the lower class. It is not certain whether it really is "twelfth night", but there are

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    Identity Twelfth Night

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    The play Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare revolves around a group of characters that are obsessed with the idea of being in love. Each character faces an obstacle when trying to persuade their significant other to end up together. Duke Orsino is in love with Olivia, even though she rejected having any relationship with him. While, Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. She cross dresses and becomes a servant of Orsino and Olivia falls in love with ‘‘him’’

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